***The Maryland Department of Health has information that is not current with what St. Mary’s and Calvert County Health Department officials are reporting. At this time, St. Mary’s County is showing 458 positive cases. Calvert County is reporting 331 cases.***

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — As of Friday morning at roughly 10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Health(MDH) is confirming a total of 50,988 cases of the novel coronavirus(COVID-19) across the state of Maryland, while there are going to be more results that are presumably still waiting to be confirmed.

This new total means there are at least 1,279 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours.

Of the confirmed cases, over 1,296 people are currently hospitalized, which is a decrease of 38 compared to what was recorded in the past day.

41 people in the state have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s death toll unfortunately up to 2,348. As of May 29, MDH is reporting data from nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes with 10 or more occupants. With the newly released data today, so far 1,276 people living under these specified conditions have died from presumable COVID-19 cases, as well as 14 staff members.

Negative test results also grew, with at least 8,381 negative confirmations in the past day, bring that total to 233,530.

At this time, MDH is reporting at least 1,845 officially confirmed cases in the Southern Maryland region. Charles County saw their previously confirmed total of 1,027 cases rise to 1,056. In Calvert County, cases are now being counted on a rolling basis, which brings their total to 331.

St. Mary’s County also counts cases on a rolling basis now, and records from the county show a total of 458 cases as of 10:30 a.m, spiking up 41 cases from yesterday. 

A majority of the positive cases across the state are still found in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. PG County still has the most cases of any county in the state, with an overnight increase of at least 265 cases bringing the total to 14,773.

Since yesterday, Montgomery County saw an increase of at least 283 newly recorded cases, bringing their total to at least 11,035.

Anne Arundel County has also confirmed 87 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing their official total to 3,643.

On May 28, the total number of confirmed cases by the Maryland Department of Health was at least 49,709. As of May 29, that recorded number is at least 50,988, showing over a 2.5% increase across the state in the past 24 hours.

The Maryland Department of Health is confirming the following demographic breakdown of the cases, showing that the largest group to be impacted is adults under 65 years of age:

0-9: 1,224 
10-19: 2,191 
20-29: 7,033 
30-39: 9,460
40-49: 9,212 
50-59: 8,354 
60-69: 5,996 
70-79: 3,877
80+: 3,641

Female: 26,527
Male: 24,461

This is an ongoing story that we will update with any new information regarding officially confirmed cases in Southern Maryland.

Contact Zach at zach.hill@thebaynet.com